A person injured by an  earthquake is aided at Sulaimaniyah Hospital  in Sulaimaniyah, Iraq. Photograph: Shwan Mohammed/AFP/Getty Images

Iranians dug through rubble in a frantic search for survivors on Monday after a powerful earthquake struck near the Iraqi border, killing more than 45(...)

Displaced Iraqi Kurds people fleeing violence in the northern Kirkuk province take shelter in an unfinished housing project in Irbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on Thuraday. Photograph: Safin Hamed/AFP/Getty Images

About 100,000 Kurds have fled the Kirkuk region for fear of persecution since Iraqi armed forces retook disputed territory after a Kurdish independenc(...)

President Jalal Talabani talks to reporters in Baghdad, Iraq, in 2007. Photograph: AP Photo/Hadi Mizban

Jalal Talabani, the Kurdish former president of Iraq and its first non-Arab head of state, has died. He was 83. The leader of one of Iraq’s main Kur(...)

Syrian Kurds wave the Kurdish flag, in the northeastern Syrian city of Qamishli during a gathering in support of the independence referendum in the  Kurdish region. Photograph: Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images

Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Iraq’s most powerful Shia cleric, has called on Iraqi Kurds to “return to the path of the constitution” and end effort(...)

Turkish protestors hold Turkish and Turkmen flags as they shout slogans against Kirkuk for taking part in the Kurdish referendum during a demonstration in Istanbul, Turkey on Sunday. Photograph: Erdem Sahin/EPA

Iran halted flights to and from Kurdish regions in northern Iraq yesterday in retaliation to a plan by the autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (K(...)

Joshua Molloy (24), who has been detained in Iraq.

British diplomats are seeking access to an Irish man and two British citizens who were detained in Iraq after fighting with Kurdish forces against Isl(...)

An image of Joshua Molloy from his Facebook page

“A nice young chap” is how postmistress Mary Brennan describes Joshua Molloy, the 24-year-old from Ballylinan, Co Laois, who is currently detained in (...)